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brm_559679 - HADRIAN Denier

HADRIAN Denier MS
500.00 €(Approx. 550.00$ | 420.00£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 128
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,26 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Magnifique exemplaire, bien centré des deux côtés. Revers finement détaillé. Belle patine grise de collection

Obverse


Obverse legend : HADRIANVS - AVGVSTVS P P.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Hadrien à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Hadrianus Augustus Pater Patriæ”, (Hadrien auguste père de la patrie).

Reverse


Reverse legend : COS - III.
Reverse description : Pudicitia (la Pudeur) voilée et drapée assise à gauche, ramenant son voile de la main droite.
Reverse translation : “Consul tertium”, (Consul pour la troisième fois).

Commentary


Rubans de type 2. Ce type de revers se rencontre rarement pour l’empereur étant réservé plutôt aux femmes.

Historical background


HADRIEN

(11/08/117-10/07/138) Publius Ælius Hadrianus

Hadrian was born in Italica 76. Ward of Trajan, he married 100 great-niece of the Emperor, Sabine, and had a career in the General Staff of the Emperor, especially when the Dacian campaign. In 117 he succeeded Trajan, and traveled for twenty years, visiting all of the Empire, the only emperor to have done. In 122, Hadrian visited in Spain. Childless, he chose first Aelius to succeed him in 136, but he died on 1 January 138. Hadrian then adopted on 25 February and Antonin himself chooses Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus as heirs of Antoninus. He died 10 July 138.

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